Coca-Cola sees 1% global volume gain in Q4


Coca-Cola (KO) reports global volume rose 1% during Q4 as gains in Eurasia and Africa made up for a 1% dip in North America.

The company saw solid growth for its Powerade brand in North America, while still beverages sold well in global markets.

For 2014, Coca-Cola warns currency could be a 7% headwind on operating income.

The company has a conference call scheduled for 9:30 a.m. EST at which time more details on the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters partnership could be unveiled.

KO -0.6% premarket.

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  • ebeuu
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    Coca-Cola nailed Coke Zero!
    They lose one Diet Coke person;(
    18 Feb 2014, 08:29 AM Reply Like
  • investingInvestor
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    Blame it on the bad weather. heh-heh
    18 Feb 2014, 11:26 AM Reply Like
  • Tradevestor
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    Consider Coke at 3.2% yield here ? ? http://seekingalpha.co...
    18 Feb 2014, 12:03 PM Reply Like
  • tunaman4u2
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    And the price is still double before the crash.
    18 Feb 2014, 04:23 PM Reply Like
  • Kame
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    Currency headwinds seem to becoming a more common theme among these multinationals. I think that dynamic could persist for awhile.
    18 Feb 2014, 07:12 PM Reply Like
  • psychological-dividends
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    I agree, Coke Zero is a winner. I'm still a soda addict here. Diet soda, but soda nonetheless.
    '
    18 Feb 2014, 08:11 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Coke Zero is meh. I'd like to try Coke Life, and hope they bring it to the states ASAP. I have switched to Sam's Cola, as Coke got too expensive. :(
    18 Feb 2014, 08:16 PM Reply Like
  • Investing Doc
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    @Kame: true, those issues could persist. What happens when they stop persisting? The USD won't stay where it is forever, and neither will the currencies of EM economies. (If they do, then the world will have more significant political and economic concerns than we can even imagine.) I look at these headwinds as being good for the long-term investor, inasmuch as it provides a buying opportunity for those intrepid enough to invest in companies with the strength and wherewithal to continue their expansion into a burgeoning international population. Companies that survive this winnowing process will be in a better position to exploit the investments that they've made, and their stock prices will-- hopefully-- come to reflect that.

     

    Companies like KO, PG, UL, and so forth, all face these headwinds now, but they have rock solid balance sheets and reserves to survive them for the foreseeable future while making meaningful investments to grow their brands. The US is the world's strongest economy-- and as an American, I certainly hope it stays that way-- but this global slowdown won't, simply can't last forever.
    20 Feb 2014, 01:19 AM Reply Like
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